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    8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

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    So, as some of you know I had to go out and buy another 8700 yesterday because my trackwheel on my old one broke. Yesterday I also received my OEM replacement housings. So, I figured "hmmm...1 1/2 hour new 8700. Why not void the warranty on it already, eh". So here is the end result:

    8700G From TMobile.

    Front Housing replaced with 8700 Vodafone housing (Silver). Battery cover replaced with VodaFone Housing (Silver). Keypad original 8700 (Blue). Rear outer/side housing from O2 8700 (Blue).

    I prefered to keep the 8700G Keys on it because IMO they look better than the silver keys. Makes the keypad "stand out more".

    Sorry about the quality of the pics. I need to reset the settings on the Pearl camera and I am just too lazy to do that now because it has been a hectic last 2 days.







    I now have 4 extra outer housings...So in the near future when I have time, I am going to do some experimenting with painting different colors and whatnot. First I think I am going to work on a Silver/Black housing for it.

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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    N8, my wife used a metalllic finger nail polish on hers and it came out pretty good. I will have take a pic and post sometime.

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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    looks great N8

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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    Nice N8

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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~nice job. I recently ordered an xtra housing set for my 8700c, from an ebay seller out of hong kong...its a dark set, so I too can sport around with a 2 tone 8700c. ;-)

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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    how did you get the speaker and speakerphone out of the original housing?

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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    I ordered the 8700v housing yesterday waiting to change over.

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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    Reemusk.

    Very very carefully. You have to remove the microphone also. There is a glue band around both that u have to remove. And when reassembling the unit, you need to make sure that you have the prongs from the speaker and the microphone line up in the correct spot, or else you will lose functionality of them.

    When reassembling my device for the first time, I forgot to connect the microphone and was wondering why noone could hear me.
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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    Fun isn't it?

    I've found i don't have to do anything to the speaker/mic assemblies when swapping housings though. They don't move if you don't touch them I find.

    But then I've done it enough times to where I can do it without shutting the device off.

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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by msbrenda64
    I ordered the 8700v housing yesterday waiting to change over.
    hi there

    Can any one tell me where I can order a replacment 8700 G Vodaphone replacement housing

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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Shindig
    hi there

    Can any one tell me where I can order a replacment 8700 G Vodaphone replacement housing
    Same question here. my 8700 has slammed on the pavement a few times too many. Still works great, looks HORRIBLE!!!!

    Where can I get Vodaphone or Verizon housing?

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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    Looks good N8. It looks sharp like that....
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    Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    PDAsmart.com has some housings....
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    Question Re: 8700G Housing Swap End Result Pictures

    is this speaker and mic piece all in the same piece? is it the small pice behind the earhole?
    I swapped my housing last night and my mic doesnt seem to work. any ideas how it needs set?


    Quote Originally Posted by N8DBB
    Reemusk.

    Very very carefully. You have to remove the microphone also. There is a glue band around both that u have to remove. And when reassembling the unit, you need to make sure that you have the prongs from the speaker and the microphone line up in the correct spot, or else you will lose functionality of them.

    When reassembling my device for the first time, I forgot to connect the microphone and was wondering why noone could hear me.
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